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Hey yall. Im new to motorcycles and im not sure what to get. I rode my friends GSXR 600 and loved it. So i was thinking about gettin a gsxr 600 or a yamaha r6. What do yall think? I cant affford a GSXR 750 or 1000 or r1. Any ideas? If it means anything im 6'1 and 170

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Get a turbo 'busa


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give us some details about your riding background so we can actually give you some useful input.

Oh, and welcome :cheers:
 

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i have zero experience. I rode a gsxr 600 for a day and thats about it. ive been lookin on craigslist and all i can find are suzukis and yamahas. im assuming a busa is a hayabusa and i cant find any of those around my area. (san antonio)
 

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Welcome :cheers:
 

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Its kinda interesting that this topic is the only one that really elicits that kind of response here. Other places I've seen questions about oil, gear, and "first wheelie" elicit those same responses. I wonder if the reason is that the number of these we see are so overwhelming in quantity that everything else seems unusual. Heck, there's a thread going on regarding cheap 1000RR's that even has "appropriate starter" discussion and its on a non-bike site.
 

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I just get pissed off when people show up "asking for advice" when really they're just hoping we'll validate the decision they've already made.
 

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I just get pissed off when people show up "asking for advice" when really they're just hoping we'll validate the decision they've already made.
Wow sorry yall. Like i said im new and i talked to people and they said start out small so im trying to see what options i have because im pretty sure i dont know whats all out there. Again sorry for trying to learn. Yall can stay on your high horse. Go fuck yourself snakesht
 

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Well Sef, what all of us veterans want to say, but 80%+ of the newbie riders don't want to hear, is that even a "little" 600cc supersport bike (like the GSXR 600, R6, ZX-6R, and CBR 600RR) are even too much for a new rider. The reasons for this have been explained an endless number of times on this forum and you'll find many of them contained within the new rider stickies here. Unfortunately, as Snake alluded to, many new riders already have in mind what they want and have done a thorough job of convincing themselves what they are capable of handling. Hence, the sage advice dispensed by the experienced riders here often goes unheeded. As a result, many of us, myself included, are a bit jaded when we see the "What's a good bike for a newbie" question.

Some rookie suitable rides you might want to consider are:

Kawasaki Ninja 500R
Kawasaki Ninja 650R
Kawasaki ER-6N
Suzuki SV-650S
Yamaha FZ-6R

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Wow sorry yall. Like i said im new and i talked to people and they said start out small so im trying to see what options i have because im pretty sure i dont know whats all out there. Again sorry for trying to learn. Yall can stay on your high horse. Go fuck yourself snakesht
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I love it!

TIA for my insurance hike, jackass.
 

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Wow sorry yall. Like i said im new and i talked to people and they said start out small so im trying to see what options i have because im pretty sure i dont know whats all out there. Again sorry for trying to learn. Yall can stay on your high horse. Go fuck yourself snakesht
You seem like you really want to learn, so I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and tell you to follow zxrider's advice. There are lots of threads on here all basically stating the same thing he said. Almost everyone who comes on asking new bike advice just wants validation, like snake said, so you'll have to excuse him for jumping to conclusions. We get this over and over again, and it's tiring.

A 600 is not a good starter bike. Don't fall into the "Get a 600 because you don't want to outgrow it" trap - you do want to outgrow your starter bike because that means you're learning. Even more importantly, nobody on here still has the first bike he started on - you will eventually want something different. Also, starter bikes hold their value well because there is always a demand for them. If you buy used, you can ride one for a year and then resell it when you're ready to move up for about the same money. The amount you'll lose in depreciation is far less than the amount of damage you'll do to a 600 when you drop it.

I don't think anyone mentioned the MSF course. Definitely take it: http://nm.msf-usa.org/msf/ridercourses.aspx?state=TX

I hope you'll stick around because there really is a lot of good information here.
 

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A 600 is not a good starter bike.
I have one caveat to add to that. If, for whatever reason, you finish the MSF Beginner's and then opt to take a riding school course at a track and rent one of their bikes, its WILL be a 600 supersport. That is absolutely acceptable, IMO, because the track-based riding schools have classroom sessions, rider coaches who are highly skilled at teaching, and the track is as safe as it gets with regard to really ripping the throttle and learning cornering. But they're expensive.

If I had my druthers, new riders would take the MSF, get their street license, and immediately take a series of track-based classes. The learning on the track accelerates your experience greatly and follows the conventional wisdom of, "The best aftermarket investment any rider can make is in his own experience."
 

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Alright alright, time for a chill please.
 

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Well Sef, what all of us veterans want to say, but 80%+ of the newbie riders don't want to hear, is that even a "little" 600cc supersport bike (like the GSXR 600, R6, ZX-6R, and CBR 600RR) are even too much for a new rider. The reasons for this have been explained an endless number of times on this forum and you'll find many of them contained within the new rider stickies here. Unfortunately, as Snake alluded to, many new riders already have in mind what they want and have done a thorough job of convincing themselves what they are capable of handling. Hence, the sage advice dispensed by the experienced riders here often goes unheeded. As a result, many of us, myself included, are a bit jaded when we see the "What's a good bike for a newbie" question.
Could you post the reasons? I can not find them in this forum. I am very curious in finding out.
 

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Did you look at the stickies? The venerable slaintedan's stickie thread addresses it. Chris Sedition is one of my favorite posters on the subject so you can do your own search in the New Riders forum to find them. Or just start hitting threads in that forum for one or two pages. You're pretty likely to come across a synopsis (lengthy discussions were abandoned long ago as a waste of time).
 
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